The full route

 
So here it is….the final route in all it’s glory. I am suffering from serious map fatigue now.

I found creating the route around Glasgow very awkward but I managed to find a cycle route on the A898 Erskine Bridge and a sneaky little approach onto that bridge. Google street view is fantastic for this. Similar to Glasgow is Bristol with a sneaky little route to avoid most of the city. I really hope I’m right with these detours since if they go wrong they’ll waste valuable time and energy.

Some of these detours may not make a lot of sense…especially to locals. My aim is to try and keep the elevation reasonably low, avoid dangerously busy roads and avoid allowing the journey to become excessively long.

It’s very easy to get carried away when looking at the West Highlands on the map. I’d love to explore them more but I’ll have to do that by mountain bike one day. At least on this route I’ll see some stunning scenery without getting run over by speeding truck, I hope. The A9 has been mentioned numerous times as one to avoid hence the more central to westerly route through Scotland.

 

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